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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Distribution Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $42K annually. Male Distribution Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. For the most part, Distribution Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and nearly two in five have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,975 - $86,181
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$86K
MEDIAN: $42,428
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$9.95 - $20.31
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,975 - $86,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,492 - $77,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $20.31  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,492 - $77,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. Distribution Managers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Distribution Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $55K.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 38%
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